Burning Restrictions

Current burning permit restrictions and fire danger

Click a county below to see burning restrictions in effect, call 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876) or apply for a burning permit. Restrictions are updated daily after 11 a.m.

Good evening, it is currently 7:00:15 PM on 4/18/2014.

Reminder! Be sure to have your written and signed annual burning permit available while burning!

Additional resources

Fire danger sign
These signs display the current fire danger rating at many Ranger Stations throughout the state.

How forest fire "danger" is measured

The rating shown on Ranger Station signs refers to the burning condition list below:

  • Extreme - Explosive conditions—worst possible danger. Burning strongly not recommended.
  • Very High - Very dangerous conditions—fires very difficult to control. Burning not recommended.
  • High - Dangerous conditions—fires difficult to control. Burning not recommended.
  • Moderate - Fires spread quickly. Burn with extreme caution.
  • Low - Fires spread slowly—safest time to burn.

Last revised: Tuesday, June 04, 2013